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I-4 Orlando Construction Update May 17 Thru 23

The Florida Department of Transportation is reporting the following construction alerts associated with the I-4 Ultimate construction project currently in progress in the Orlando Metro area.

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on SB SR-435/Kirkman Road north of the I-4 interchange: 1 left lane closed. From Sunday 05/17/15 to Wednesday 05/20/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Install barrier wall

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on EB I-4 at the Ramp from Ivanhoe Boulevard to EB I-4: 1 right lane closed. From Monday 05/18/15 to Wednesday 05/20/15 – 09:30 PM–07:00 AM: Install construction entrance

New Alert: Continuous Road Closure on Midiron Drive at Minnesota Avenue: all lanes closed. Beginning Monday 05/18/15: Install drainage

New Alert: Intermittent Daily Lane Closure on NB Formosa Avenue south of Minnesota Avenue: 1 lane closed. From Monday 05/25/15 to Friday 06/05/15 – 07:00 AM–05:30 PM: Install underground pipe

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on WB I-4 at SR-414/Maitland Boulevard: 1 right lane closed. From Tuesday 05/26/15 to Friday 05/29/15 – 08:30 PM–06:00 AM: Asphalt work

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on WB I-4 from Robinson Street to Division Avenue: 1 left lane closed. From Tuesday 05/26/15 to Saturday 05/30/15 – 08:30 PM–06:00 AM: Drilling

New Alert: Intermittent Nightly Ramp Closure on the ramp from I-4 EB to Princeton Street: all lanes closed. From Monday 06/01/15 to Thursday 06/04/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Temporary widening

Reminder: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on NB Tampa Avenue from Long Street to SR-408 ramp to Tampa Avenue: all lanes closed. From Monday 05/18/15 to Friday 05/22/15 – 10:00 PM–06:00 AM: Bridge Work.

Reminder: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on WB Long Street from Ramp from NB Tampa Avenue to WB SR-408 to Rio Grande Avenue: 1 right lane closed. From Monday 05/18/15 to Friday 05/22/15 – 10:00 PM–06:00 AM: Debris removal

Reminder: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on EB I-4 from US-441/Orange Blossom Trail to Kaley Street: 1 left lane closed. From Monday 05/18/15 to Tuesday 05/19/15 – 10:30 PM–06:30 AM: Pavement drilling

Continuing: Intermittent Nightly Lane Closure on EB I-4 from Kennedy Boulevard to SR-414/Maitland Boulevard: 1 right lane closed. From Sunday 04/12/15 to Friday 05/22/15 – 09:30 PM–07:00 AM: Remove dirt.

Continuing: Intermittent Nightly Ramp Closure on the Ramp from Maitland Boulevard to EB I-4: 1 right lane closed.
From Sunday 04/12/15 to Friday 05/22/15 – 10:00 PM–05:00 AM: Crossing dump trucks

Crossing dump trucks on Ramp C intermittently with the use of flaggers and police officers. Work will be performed Sunday thru Friday nights using a light plant to illuminate the area. We anticipate approximately 3 vehicle crossings per hour, back hauling to the surcharge area. The ramp will be broomed clear after each shift. The crossing will be for moving access material from the surcharge area. This will be on an as needed basis towards the end of this operation if there is surplus material at the surcharge area that needs to be moved to another location

Continuing: Intermittent Daily Lane Closure on WB New Hampshire Street from Gurtler Court to Oakmont Lane: 1 lane closed. From Monday 05/04/15 to Friday 05/29/15 – 09:00 AM–04:00 PM: Staging pile driving equipment

All alerts are for planned activities, which may be cancelled or changed due to weather and other circumstances.


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I-4 Maitland Interchange Project Begins

The extensive revamping of the Maitland interchange on Interstate 4 (I-4) has begun, as construction crews work to remove the large dirt mound on the eastbound side of the highway.

The gently rising hill, known humorously as Mount Maitland, had been built years earlier to reinforce the spot after a huge, ancient sinkhole was found during an earlier improvement project. In order to stabilize the area, the construction team pumped grout into the sinkhole. The strong supportive material eventually filled an underground area that was as large as a football field and the equivalent, top to bottom, to the SunTrust Center office tower.

With the ground now stabilized, the mound on top is no longer needed, and its removal signals one of the first highly visible starting points for the I-4 Ultimate project. By the end of the project, commuters should see great improvement in traffic flow around the interchange, as well as a beautiful, curving pedestrian bridge over I-4 that increases safety and visual appeal.

The effort to revamp a 21-mile section of the interstate to address the current and future needs of Central Florida is expected to take six and a half years. However, there are incentives to have the Maitland portion of the project finished in three years.

The dirt from the mound is being piled in a nearby open field. As construction on I-4 Ultimate continues, that excavated dirt will be used to build up the base of the new roadway.


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I-4 Detours and Lane Closures May 14 Thru 22

The Florida Department of Transportation is reporting the following detours and lane closures on Interstate 4 from May 14 Thru 22:

– Overnight detour scheduled for I-4 eastbound (EB) between SR 44 and I-95 on Thursday (5/14/15) from 9:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Eastbound (EB) traffic will be detoured at the US 92 ramp and directed to eastbound (EB) US 92 to I-95.

– Thursday (5/14/15) — Nighttime detour of I-4 eastbound (EB) motorists at the US 92 ramp. Detour will direct motorists to eastbound (EB) US 92 to I-95 between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
– Sunday (5/17/15) through Thursday (5/21/15) — Nighttime (8 p.m.-6 a.m.) eastbound (EB) and westbound (WB) lane closures as needed for MOT work.
– Monday (5/18/15) and Friday (5/22/15) — Daytime (7 a.m.-5 p.m) I-4 eastbound (EB) and westbound (WB) outside shoulder closures from SR 44 to I-95.

Motorists should be aware of trucks entering and exiting the highway from the median and outside shoulders.

Motorists should be aware of traffic shifts on I-4 near SR 44 at ramp to US-92, and just west of I-95.

This project consists of widening I-4 (SR 400) to 6 lanes from east of SR 44 to west of I-95, and reconfiguration of the I-4 and US 92 Interchange. The existing left hand exit from eastbound I-4 to US 92 will be changed to a right hand exit. Project also includes 3 animal crossings.


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I-4 Ultimate Construction Project Ready to Begin

I-4 Ultimate is an important project for Central Florida. The 21-mile makeover — from west of Kirkman Road in Orange County to east of State Road 434 in Seminole County — will transform the region while connecting our communities, improving our economy and enhancing livability for everyone.

The goal of I-4 Ultimate is to create a signature corridor that connects communities, improves economies and enhances livability throughout the region. I-4 Ultimate is designed to reflect the best of Central Florida’s local context, history, unique community character and landscaping. Explore this section of the website to learn more about how this distinctive and memorable design will reinforce mobility, enhance the driver’s experience, engage communities and maximize accessibility.

Aesthetics

The I-4 Ultimate project is going to completely revamp the face of Central Florida. Most importantly, it will improve traffic flow by easing congestion. Some exciting things to look forward to include:

  • Four new tolled Express Lanes (two in each direction)
  • Thirteen widened bridges, 74 replaced bridges and 53 new bridges
  • Fifteen reconstructed major interchanges
  • A world-class signature pedestrian bridge
  • Accent lighting
  • Fountain illumination
  • Art sculptures and monuments
  • Bold landscape design
  • Monumental direct-connect pylons
  • Bridge architecture
  • Concrete paving
  • Steel tub girders
  • Architectural cladding

Innovation

FDOT is at the forefront of technological innovations and is shaping the way departments of transportation across the country generate new and better value for every transportation dollar invested. The I-4 Ultimate project is no exception. FDOT demanded innovation, and I-4 Mobility Partners delivered, offering 25 approved alternative technical concepts (innovative ideas) and 27 project technical enhancements (enhanced features).

Alternative technical concepts are proposed changes to basic configurations, the project scope, design criteria or construction criteria and provide an approach that is equal to or better than the requirements requested by FDOT. For I-4 Ultimate, I-4 Mobility Partners’ alternative technical concepts focus on:

  • Providing greater traffic flow reliability with auxiliary lanes and added movements
  • Providing greater consistency in driver expectancy and reduced travel times
  • Enhancing driver safety with sight distance improvements and alignments
  • Providing better community connections
  • Incorporating sustainability features, such as reutilized and recycled materials
  • Using better technology to improve long-term operations

Sound Abatement

The I-4 Ultimate project may include construction of sound barriers to help reduce sound between the interstate and adjacent neighborhoods. Many factors determine sound barrier locations. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) conducted multiple noise studies for the 21-mile I-4 project. Currently, eight locations in Orange and Seminole counties are eligible for sound barriers. A majority of property owners adjacent to the proposed barriers indicated their support for them when surveyed by FDOT. Based upon the completed noise studies, construction of sound barriers is considered for eight residential communities adjacent to I-4.

Historic Preservation

Central Florida is rich in history, with hundreds of buildings, districts and sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Several of these places are within the project limits of I-4 Ultimate, including the town of Eatonville, Griffin Park and the Holden-Parramore Historic District. The team’s design was developed with historic preservation in mind, so impacts to these important areas will be lessened.

Once I-4 Ultimate is complete, the corridor will be a celebration of local history and heritage and will serve as a true reminder of what makes Central Florida unique. – See more at: http://i4ultimate.com/project-info/special-features/#sthash.paS76J4w.dpuf


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